Charlie Jose, a mathematics major from Henderson, Nev., was elected the Associated Students of the University of Nevada (ASUN) student body president on Thursday, the Nevada Sagebrush has reported.
Jose tallied 850 votes, which defeated Casey Stiteler by 137 votes.
Leissan Sadykova was elected vice president with 855 votes, topping Shirley Diaz by 198 votes.
“It’s not really sinking in yet,” Jose told the Sagebrush. “I’m so excited for it.”
Jose, 20, who had previously served as ASUN vice president, ran on a platform to improve internal and external ASUN communication, and to involve students in the current budget situation.
Sadykova, an international affairs, economics and French major from Reno, had previously served as an ASUN club commissioner for multicultural diversity. Sadykova, 19, told the Sagebrush she will begin a blog and start the work on implementing her campaign promises, which included voicing the concerns of the students, ensuring transparency and continuing diversity objectives.
In ASUN Senate races, freshman Jesus Palma garnered the most votes of any senate candidate in taking the College of Liberal Arts race with 242 votes.
The Sagebrush reported that both ballot questions for increased student fees to pay for performing arts and tutoring passed. The performing arts fee received 865 “Yes” votes and 506 “No” votes. The academic success fee received 855 “Yes” votes and 534 “No” votes.
This year’s election featured the votes of 1,597 students.